All good things must come to an end. Deadline reports HBO has renewed His Dark Materials for a third and final season.
The series began in late 2019, and recently launched its second season. At this time, the show will air eight episodes for its last bow. Production for the last season will start in 2021. The story is based on the novel series of the same name by Philip Pullman.
HBO and BBC One will continue to co-produce the project. Pullman, Jane Tranter, Dan McCulloch, Joel Collina, Julie Gardner, Jack Thorne, and Toby Emmerich are executive producers. The series stars Ariyon Bakare, Andrew Scott, Will Keen, Ruta Gedmintas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Terence Stamp, Jade Anouka and Simone Kirby.
Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming speaks on the show impending end. “Bringing Philip Pullman’s epic, intricate and culturally resonant body of work to television has been a tremendous privilege. We thank our incredible partners at the BBC and the entire Bad Wolf team, led by the indefatigable Jane Tranter, for their exceptional work on the first two seasons. We look forward to completing the trilogy with this final chapter in Lyra’s journey.”